I truly cannot think of any better way to end this years’ Blogging from A-Z Challenge. “Writings on Writing: Do You Indulge?” for my “Z” post marked my 100th blog post on The Wordy Rose and I am absolutely thrilled at how far my little blog has come.
This past month has been amazing. I have further developed so many great friendships and writing relationships with fellow bloggers and authors (friendships I hope to continue!!) and not only met, but exceeded all of my numbers-based goals and past records. I forced myself to step out of my comfort zone in writing about topics that interested me, but I wasn’t sure that I was in any way accomplished enough to give any advice or instruction on. I was floored at the feedback and discussions that ensued based off my posts, which gave me a much needed boost of esteem-related motivation. 🙂
I am proud that I stuck to my guns and wrote every single day. A personal challenge to myself through this blog challenge was to write original content each day versus pre-writing and scheduling. I only had to do this once on an out-of-town trip in which I had no internet that day. I managed to slip away the day before to a coffee shop (yay free WiFi!) and edited the draft the day of prior to posting. I still managed to comment and participate the day of via the WordPress app, so I feel that I met this personal objective of mine.
Bottom line, I not only met but exceeded the goals I set for myself (both numbers-related and non) and ended this challenge with reaching “100 Posts.” Going forward, I hope to post a minimum of 1-2 times a week, and am going to start posting short fiction and prose, something that I’m nervous to do, but am eagerly looking forward to sharing more personal writing and fiction!
Much love to everyone who has encouraged me during this challenge, who have started up discussions, and who have motivated and inspired me to be a better writer. My blog wouldn’t be where it is today without the support of all of you wonderful individuals!!